Cultures

FILE - This Thursday, March 9, 2017 file photo shows Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, speaking to media after a meeting with French president Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France. Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo has strongly criticized a black feminist festival in Paris that bans non-black people in large parts of the event, saying she might prosecute its organizers on grounds of discrimination. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 29, 2017 - 11:02 am
PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Paris has strongly criticized and is threatening to cancel an upcoming festival for black feminists where four-fifths of the event space will be open exclusively to black women. Rights groups have branded the event a step backward on race issues. In a series of angry...
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FILE - This Thursday, March 9, 2017 file photo shows Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, speaking to media after a meeting with French president Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France. Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo has strongly criticized a black feminist festival in Paris that bans non-black people in large parts of the event, saying she might prosecute its organizers on grounds of discrimination. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 29, 2017 - 10:09 am
PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Paris has strongly criticized and is threatening to cancel an upcoming festival for black feminists where four-fifths of the event space will be open exclusively to black women. Rights groups have branded the event a step backward on race issues. In a series of angry...
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In this file photo taken March 24 , 2017 in the Bialowieza Forest, in Poland, a bison stands near a place where fir trees have been logged. Some 230 writers and artists have written to Poland's President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to stop the logging at Europe's last primeval forest that is protected as UNESCO world heritage site. (AP Photo/Adam Bohdan)
May 19, 2017 - 11:36 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Writers and artists have appealed to Poland's top leaders to stop the logging in Europe's last primeval forest. The letter by some 230 people to Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo revives the controversy surrounding the government's decision to...
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Protesters carry banners during an anti bullfighting demonstration march in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, May 13, 2017. Thousands marched though the center of the city to call for a ban of bullfighting. Banner on right reads 'Stop the torture'. (AP Photo/Paul White)
May 13, 2017 - 2:06 pm
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of animal rights activists protested Saturday in Madrid to demand an end to Spain's long tradition of bullfighting. The march went through the Spanish capital's city center, with several groups united under one clear-cut message: "Bullfighting is violence and you can stop it...
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Utah state legislators and their staff lead the way for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and others in the distance Monday, May 8, 2017, through Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Zinke says he wants to make sure Native American cultural standing is preserved in a new national monument but cautioned that not all tribal members share the same opinion about it. (AP Photo/Michelle Price)
May 08, 2017 - 7:49 pm
BLANDING, Utah (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said sacred tribal lands he toured Monday in America's newest and most hotly contested monument should be preserved but he questioned whether the monument designation was the right way to do it. Zinke's aerial and ground tour of the Bears...
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at a news conference after having met with members of the Bears Ears Commission at the Bureau of Land Management office at the Gateway in Salt Lake City, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Zinke met with tribal leaders and elected officials as he kicked off a four-day trip to the state to inspect two disputed national monuments protecting more than 3 million combined acres of the state's red rock country. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 1:58 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday will get a bird's-eye view of one of America's newest national monuments as he flies over 1.3 million acres of southern Utah's red rock plateaus, cliffs and canyons graced with sagebrush, juniper trees and ancient cliff dwellings...
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FILE - This May 23, 2016, file photo, shows the northernmost boundary of the proposed Bears Ears region, along the Colorado River, in southeastern Utah. The re-evaluation of the new Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is part of President Donald Trump's executive order calling for a review of 27 national monuments established by several former presidents. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to start a four-day Utah trip Sunday, May 7, 2017, to assess whether the designation of 3.2 million acres of national monuments in the state's southern red rock region should be scaled back or rescinded. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP file, File)
May 07, 2017 - 9:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with tribal leaders and elected officials in Utah on Sunday as he kicked off a four-day trip to the state to inspect two disputed national monuments protecting more than 3 million combined acres of the state's red rock country. Zinke said...
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In this April 6, 2017 photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent gives information about working for the agency to 24-year-old Ric Kindle, of the Phoenix area, at the Country Thunder Music Festival in Florence, Ariz. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol and of Office of Field Operations, set up the recruitment booth at the festival in an effort to hire more agents and customs officers. President Donald Trump has ordered 5,000 new Border Patrol positions. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)
May 03, 2017 - 2:29 pm
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The beer was flowing and music was blaring in the middle of the Arizona desert when Ric Kindle approached a group of Border Patrol agents and customs officers out to recruit new hires. This was no average job fair. This was Country Thunder, one of the nation's largest country...
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FILE--In this Dec. 29, 2016, file photo, a young protester demonstrates with others against the new Bears Ear National Monument in Montecello, Utah. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday, April 26, 2017, directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, as he singled out "a massive federal land grab" by the Obama administration. Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, file)
April 27, 2017 - 3:55 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam...
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April 26, 2017 - 9:24 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi paramilitary forces said Wednesday that they have captured Hatra, a 2,000-year-old historical site near the northern city of Mosul, where U.S.-backed forces have been battling the Islamic State group for months. Karim al-Nouri, a spokesman for the state-sanctioned force made up...
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